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MON, FEB 01 / 7:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Gautier Capuçon, cello
& Yuja Wang, piano
Incandescent pianist Yuja Wang returns in an exceptional duo alongside the dazzling French cellist Gautier Capuçon, her close friend and source of inspiration.
WED, FEB 03 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
International jazz ambassador and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis returns with the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, comprising 15 of the nation’s finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers.
SAT, FEB 06 / 3:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Sonia De Los Santos and The Okee Dokee Brothers
Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground
Friendship is at the heart of this joyful new collaboration between Mexican songstress Sonia De Los Santos and the Grammy Award-winning Americana folk duo The Okee Dokee Brothers.
TUE, FEB 16 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Ranky Tanky
Charleston’s high-spirited Ranky Tanky is a dynamo quintet mixing the lowcountry traditions of their West African ancestors with dynamic doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B.
TUE, FEB 23 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
John Leguizamo
On the heels of a special Tony Award for his lifetime body of work as both a playwright and performer, Leguizamo brings his irresistibly irreverent brand of comedy to a new evening inspired by his entire life story.
FRI, FEB 26 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Ephrat Asherie Dance
Odeon
A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie returns with her company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street dance forms.
SAT, FEB 27 / 7:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Joyce DiDonato
Songplay
In this cabaret-style recital, opera star Joyce DiDonato is joined by an all-star jazz group to reimagine the songs from24 Italian Songs and Arias in the manner of a jazz standard.
TUE, MAR 02 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
A.I.M
An Untitled Love
Choreographer Kyle Abraham mixes modern, contemporary, ballet and hip-hop dance, entwining sensual and provocative vocabulary with an emphasis on sound, human relationships and all things visual.
WED, MAR 03 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
The Wood Brothers
Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” (Paste), The Wood Brothers are celebrated for their freewheeling musical experimentation, fluid sound and the unparalleled energy of their live performances.
FRI, MAR 05 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Samin Nosrat
and Yotam Ottolenghi
A mouthwatering evening with two James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs, who will share their passion for everything food as they dish secrets from the kitchen.
SUN, MAR 07 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Ann Patchett
A celebrated author and champion of literary culture, Patchett was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People for her efforts on behalf of independent booksellers, books and bookstores.
TUE, MAR 09 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Joffrey Ballet
Among America’s premier ballet companies, Joffrey Ballet is committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a repertoire of past masterpieces and cutting-edge works.
WED, MAR 10 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Joffrey Ballet
Among America’s premier ballet companies, Joffrey Ballet is committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a repertoire of past masterpieces and cutting-edge works.
SUN, MAR 14 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
José Andrés
Changing the World Through the Power of Food
A two-star Michelin chef with an award-winning group of restaurants and several cookbooks, José Andrés is changing the world through food as founder of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen.
THU, APR 08 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Las Cafeteras
This East Los Angeles band is lauded for their joyous blend of the folkloric son jarocho music of Veracruz with hip hop, rock and rancheras, zapateado dance and incisive social consciousness.
SAT, APR 10 / 4:00 PM
HAHN HALL
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
With “too big a talent to be pigeonholed” (New York Magazine), Alisa Weilerstein returns to perform Bach’s complete Cello Suites, a body of solo cello music that forever defined the genre.
SUN, APR 11 / 7:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
DakhaBrakha
DakhaBrakha weaves Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop and innovative and traditional instrumentation from around the world.
TUE, APR 13 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times.
WED, APR 14 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times.
THU, APR 15 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Taking audiences from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, an evening with the Ukes is a funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping medley of musical delights.
FRI, APR 16 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Moshin Hamid
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
Mohsin Hamid takes on ethnic identity, class disparity and mass-urbanization in his bold, inventive novels including Exit West, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke.
SAT, APR 17 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
SFJAZZ Collective
The Music of Joni Mitchell and Original Compositions
An all-star ensemble comprising the finest performers and composers in jazz today, SFJAZZ Collective is joined by singer Lizz Wright to reimagine the music of the incomparable Joni Mitchell.
TUE, APR 20 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Silkroad Ensemble
Home Within
A 60-minute audio-visual performance, Home Within is the newest project of Syrian composer and clarinetist, Kinan Azmeh, and Syrian-Armenian visual artist, Kevork Mourad.
WED, APR 21 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Dreamers' Circus
Dreamers’ Circus performs a thrilling blend of contemporary and traditional folk music from Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands.
FRI, APR 23 / 7:00 PM
HAHN HALL
Alexander Malofeev, piano
At just 18 years old, the exciting young Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev already has a glittering record of achievement as a soloist.
SUN, APR 25 / 7:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines
Everything That Rises Must Converge
In this multimedia collaboration, Koh and Tines examine how their family histories have influenced their artistry and reveal a universal history shared by immigrants and minority Americans.
TUE, APR 27 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Yo-Yo Ma & Austin Mann
Truth, Trust and Service – How Culture Connects Us
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and photographer Austin Mann explore the role culture can play in helping us to imagine and build a stronger, more resilient society.
FRI, APR 30 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Bryan Stevenson
American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference
MacArthur Fellow Bryan Stevenson is an attorney, human rights activist, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
SUN, MAY 02 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Andrew Yang
A noted entrepreneur and the author of The War on Normal People, Andrew Yang was named Presidential Ambassador of Entrepreneurship during the Obama administration.
TUE, MAY 11 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Arthur C. Brooks
National Renewal
Drawing on cutting-edge social science and a decade of experience leading the American Enterprise Institute, Arthur C. Brooks shows that what the country needs is not agreement, but better disagreement.
THU, MAY 13 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Elizabeth Strout
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
Elizabeth Strout's lauded collection of works of fiction include the Pulitzer-winning short story collection Olive Kitteridge, The Burgess Boys and My Name Is Lucy Barton.
SUN, MAY 16 / 3:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Ami Vitale
Wild Hope
Award-winning photographer Ami Vitale has spent years producing work that illuminates the unsung heroes and communities protecting our wildlife and finding harmony in our natural world.
TUE, MAY 18 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
David Sedaris
David Sedaris is a master of satire, known for his wit, weirdness and seriously funny observations about himself, his unique family and the world around him.
THU, MAY 20 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Americans Reaching for Hope
Renowned for their tireless advocacy of human rights and giving a voice to the voiceless, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn now issue a plea to address the crisis in working-class America.
SAT, MAY 22 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Jon Batiste
Following his life-affirming Santa Barbara debut in 2019 Jon Batiste is back, pounding the keys in a high-octane night of pure musical joy.
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